Position paper on the new global agenda
In September 2000, world leaders came together at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets to be reached by 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Equally in 1992, world leaders came together in Rio, Brazil to adopt the Agenda for the 21st Century and sign a number of environmental agreements.
This agenda created local agenda 21 and engaged officially a number of key stakeholders, including young people, in the UN negotiations for the first time. Both these process, or tracks, have remained separate and soiled until the Rio+20 conference in 2012 declared that the two processes should come together in the Post2015 agenda which has now been dubbed the Sustainable Development Goals. Read our position paper.